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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Foreclosure Evictions

One of Gross & Romanick's practice areas is Commercial Landlord & Tenant law. Services include: Drafting of the lease and other agreements; evictions; self-help; bankruptcy impact; and litigation. Evictions, which are becoming more and more common in today's sluggish economy, can become complicated cases that require the subtle touch of experienced legal representation.

One of Gross & Romanick's recent cases is a perfect example of just how complicated an eviction case can become. In this particular Foreclosure Eviction the occupant refused to leave. After the occupant of the premises tried everything he could to stay in the premises and reverse the foreclosure—including convincing the sheriff to suspend four scheduled evictions, a plethora of Motions, A Circuit Court Complaint seeking an injunction, Appeals and the filing of two separate Bankruptcy Petitions, all of which led to litigation in the Fairfax County General District Court, the Fairfax County Circuit Court, The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia—he was successfully evicted from the Premises with the help of eight deputy sheriffs, a lock smith and a crew of 14 movers.

After eviction, Gross & Romanick's client wrote to express her appreciation for the firm's work:

Hi Ed and Jeff -

Thanks again for all your help and consideration. The last 6 months you have been a great support for us; your efforts made this ordeal less painful. We really appreciate your immediate action for each eviction. Without your help we probably would have given up a long time ago.

The only positive side of this case was all the support and help we received from your office!


If you are a commercial landlord or property owner facing a difficult eviction, seeking experienced legal representation is the best and first step you can take to ensure a positive outcome.

Contact Gross & Romanick today at 703-273-1400 or visit our website.